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Solo

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Solo

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Lyle Mays, William Sadler, Mario Van Peebles
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B

Keyboardist Lyle Mays helps design lush, smart structures for the best-selling Pat Metheny Group. On his latest Solo venture, though, he makes a hard left, painting an abstract, improv landscape. Despite some dark avenues, it’s accessible, even romantic. The digital keyboard is mostly superfluous: Mays is best when coaxing a personal brand of poetry from the piano, unplugged. B